A body found lying in a ditch along Highway 49 West near Poplar Grove has been identified as Wayne Davis, according to an incident report filed by the Phillips County's Sheriff's Office.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Michael Coats notified the Arkansas State Police that he spotted the body while passing by.
Davis was last seen alive walking west on Highway 49 between Helena-West Helena and Marvell between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Davis body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Labe for an autopsy. Phillips County Sheriff's Department Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating the incident.